Western Saints of the Orthodox Church
ANASTASIUS (ASTRIK of PANNONHALMA), first Abbot of Pannonhalma (996 – 1006) in Hungary, and then second Archbishop of Eszterzom and Primate of Hungary. He also served as King St. Stephen’s (16th August) ambassador to Pope Sylvester II. St. Anastasius reposed 1036.
EBERHARD (EVERARD) of EINSIEDELN, a Swabian who became a monk and later was the founder and first Abbot of Einsiedeln in Switzerland. St. Eberhard reposed 958.
EUSEBIUS, a priest in Rome about whom there is no reliable information extant, he is said to be the founder of the church on the Esquiline Hill in Rome that bears his name, and it is believed that he reposed circa 357.
FACHANAN, St. Fachanan is believed to have been the founder of the monastic school of Ross, at what is now Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, Ireland. This school, one of the most famous in Ireland, flourished for three hundred years, surviving in some form until the Norman invasions. The diocese of Ross grew around St. Fachanan’s monastic establishment and he served as its first Bishop. He reposed in the late sixth century.
WERENFRID, an Englishman who assisted St. Willibrord (7th November) in his missionising the Frisians in Holland. St. Werenfrid reposed, and was buried, in Arnheim (780) and his tomb became well known for miraculous cures.
Prior to the Schism the Patriarchate of Rome was Orthodox, and fully in communion with the Orthodox Church. As Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco +1966 said “The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable Liturgy is far older than any of her heresies”.